By Pete Moore On October 17th, 2014 at 8:01 pm
Because Friday night is Music Night: it all comes back to Sabbath …
Royal Blood are a British duo that formed only last year, but they’re already putting out some top stuff. For just two blokes they’re also putting out a pretty big sound. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, that Black Sabbath wrote every rule in hard rock and metal. Everything that came since is derived from those four lunatics from Birmingham, as is this one from Royal Blood. That’s not a criticism. On the contrary, I love the Sabs and this could well have been Ozzy, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward all those years ago. All the touches are there as well as some top, mesmeric riffing, and that’s what Rock’s all about in the end.
As always, regard the thread as an open one for your sounds –
By The Troll On October 17th, 2014 at 10:30 am
I saw this the other day, and thought of the Putin fan club that prowls these halls. The Benevolent Czar Vlad the 1st seems to be threatening. How can that be he is the world savior?
the following was not written by me
Putin Warns Of “Nuclear Power Consequences” If Attempts To Blackmail Russia Don’t Stop
Vladimir Putin slams President Obama for adopting a “hostile” approach in naming Russia as a threat to the world in his recent UN speech. From an interview with Serbia’s Politika newspaper, Bloomberg reports,
It’s futile for the U.S. and its allies to “blackmail” Russia over the Ukraine crisis, President Vladimir Putin said in a newspaper interview today.
Russia’s partners should remember the risks involved in disputes between nuclear powers, Putin said. He accused Barack Obama of adopting a “hostile” approach in naming Russia as a threat to the world in the U.S. president’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 24.
“We hope that our partners will realize the futility of attempts to blackmail Russia and remember what consequences discord between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability,” Putin told Serbia’s Politika newspaper on the eve of his visit to the Balkan nation today.
Putin said that Obama had identified Russian aggression in Europe as one of the three “major threats facing humanity,” alongside the Ebola virus and Islamic State.
“Together with the sanctions against entire sectors of our economy, this approach can be called nothing but hostile,” Putin said.
Attempts to pressure Russia with “unilateral and illegitimate restrictive measures” will impede efforts to settle the crisis, he said.
“How can we talk about de-escalation in Ukraine while the decisions on new sanctions are introduced almost simultaneously with the agreements on the peace process?” he said. “If the main goal is to isolate our country, it’s an absurd and illusory goal.”
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Opportune timing with markets weak for some nuclear sabre rattling…
By Mike Cunningham On October 17th, 2014 at 9:17 am
and I say it again………………….
By The Troll On October 17th, 2014 at 1:42 am
As the fire of Ebola spits sparks across the Globe we hold our breath, We pray it doesn’t happen, but the eruption of a wildfire of death is inevitable.
It’s inevitable because our Leader in the White House cares not about the spread of the virus, he cares only how his actions will effect the upcoming Election. The safety of the People is a distant second to the polls.
How his actions weigh on voter turnout is all that counts.
By The Troll On October 17th, 2014 at 12:13 am
This is one of my favorite Albums. There isn’t a bad cut on it, enjoy
By David Vance On October 16th, 2014 at 1:15 pm
Matthew Parris was a former MP and is now a political commentator with The Times. Here is his collective wisdom on the electorate
By David Vance On October 16th, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Honestly, the sheer SCALE of economic ignorance on display here by Sinn Fein is breath-taking.
“The senior Sinn Fein MLA responsible for the party’s welfare reform policy has been exposed for wildly exaggerating the cost of changes to the benefits system.
On Monday morning Alex Maskey faced a rigorous examination by BBC Radio Ulster’s Stephen Nolan as it emerged that the chairman of Stormont’s Social Development Committee has been claiming that the cost of the changes is more than double the official estimates. Mr Maskey refused to withdraw his claim that the Welfare Reform Bill being vetoed by Sinn Fein would cost £450 million per year.
Last week, Mr Maskey had told the Nolan Show that he had been told by the Department of Social Development (DSD) “the welfare reform bill if implemented would take £450 million off the benefit bill”. A year ago, he told the same programme: “The British government’s own figures tell us that if the welfare reform bill went through as they tabled it in Westminster … this will cost the local economy here £450 million per year, others argue that it is a much higher figure.” Last week another Sinn Fein MLA, Phil Flanagan, claimed on the same programme that the benefit changes would remove £750 million from the Province’s budget.
Actually, the estimated savings over the first three years if the Welfare Reform Bill is passed are between £66 million a year (DSD’s estimate) and £83 million a year (the Treasury’s estimate). Mr Maskey, who at various points throughout the interview appeared to lose his temper, told Mr Nolan at the outset “I do not like your tone” and added: “Rather than thinking that you’ll grill me – for you won’t…”
I listened to the whole debacle and in essence, Sinn Fein have overestimated the COST of Welfare Reforms by around £1 BILLION over three years. Got that? These halfwits claim they are seeking to “protect the most vulnerable” by “opposing Tory Cuts” but behind the wacky talking points lies ….well, just plain LIES. Maskey and co continue to pretend that welfare reforms costs will be £450m PER YEAR!!! Hahaha – caught out, exposed, lying liars and they spin they sell.
Maskey should perhaps have never gotten out od that
Anyone care to contradict me on this?
By David Vance On October 16th, 2014 at 12:50 pm
Some cheery news here.
As many as 30 British-born jihadists are now believed to have died fighting for Islamic State and other terror groups in war torn Syria, analysts estimate. The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), which monitors the activities of British extremists on social media, says that it is aware of at least 24 deaths. However, senior researcher Shiraz Maher said that due to difficulties obtaining information, the real number is “almost certainly higher”. The Telegraph reports that among those who have died is Ifthekar Jaman, who was 23 at the time of his death and had described his experience in Syria as “five-star jihad”. His parents were arrested on Tuesday as part of coordinated raids by anti-terror police in London and Hampshire, and later bailed. Others who have died include Abdullah Deghayes, whose father described him as a martyr and said that his two other sons were also out in Syria fighting jihad.
Well, looks like Mr Deghayes is going to be a three times winner. Just how many “martyrs” can one family get? The more Islamist extremists that are killed abroad the better and we should be ensuring that NONE are EVER allowed back into the UK. They are enemies of the State and there can be no place for them IN the State.
By David Vance On October 16th, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Public sector sick days 10.1 days per year.
Private sector sick days 4.4 days per year.
Do you see the problem?
By David Vance On October 16th, 2014 at 12:42 pm
ATW readers, permit me to introduce you to the newly appointed Belgium Minister for Health. Her name is Maggie de Block and at 20 stone we can surely all agree that she is a political ….erm…heavyweight!